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Indians defeated Wright City Wildcats and Clopton Hawks

Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 8:06 pm

It was the last scheduled home game of the season, as the Van-Far Indians welcomed the Wright City Wildcats. The Lady Indians battled hard and scored a 58-49 victory over the Wildcats. In the boys varsity game, the Indians were able to pull ahead and widen the point gap after the second half of the game. The boys also secured a victory with a final score of 57-35. Next, the Indians traveled to Clopton to face off against the Hawks. After a competitive three quarters, the Indians finished strong in the fourth, winning the game with a final score of 56-44. On Monday, Feb. 20, the Indians defeated Silex at the Sturgeon Tournament and advanced to the semi-finals with a score of 71-37. On Wednesday, they faced off against the Northeaest Cairo Bearcats. Taking a loss of 59-77 against the Bearcats, the Indians finished their season. The Lady Indians also finished the tournament with a loss of 40-59.

Community R-VI Lady Trojans defeated Glasgow

The Lady Trojans sealed a victory over Glasgow in a close game with a final score of 46-43. Head Coach Bob Curtis said that it was a tough game.

“Glasgow has always been an extremely tough place to win on the road. Friday night was no exception.,” said Curtis. “We couldn’t buy a bucket in the first half and found ourselves down 13 at one point. We did this earlier in the year vs New Franklin and clawed our way to a victory. 30 second half points lead us to a three point win as we played extremely well after the break. We turned them over several times in the press. We only lead for about two minutes but our timing couldn’t have been any better as it was the last two minutes of the game.” he added.

For the last regular season game, the Lady Trojans played against Cairo. Despite taking a loss, Curtis said that he was proud of the Lady Trojans effort.

“I’m very proud of the effort of the Lady Trojans tonight, they just came up a little short. Cairo is ranked in Class 2 and undefeated in the CAC. We unfortunately lead most of the first half and it only matters who has the lead at the 32 minute mark. We have had an exceptional year in the CAC as well going undefeated until tonight and creating a great showdown on valentine’s day. My seniors had a big night combining for 38 in the contest on their last home game of the year. We are really going to make some noise next week if we give this kind of effort.” he added. The final score was 47-52.

During the district tournament last week, the Trojans would face Glasgow for a rematch.

“It was a rematch from about two weeks ago where we managed a three point win on the road at their place,” said Curtis. “We were 12-15 from the line which is a huge improvement for us as we have had some dismal nights at the line. This team has put in the work all year to be in this position. They really deserve to play for a district title as they have really improved over the last month. Sarah was the leading scorer for the game and I thought she really played like a veteran leader all night. This recent surge of solid play has been senior driven as they combined for 35 tonight and played extremely well defensively. Kayla and Olivia have taken good shots in the rhythm of our offense lately. ” he added.   

Lady Trojans receive All State Honors

Community R-VI Lady Trojans who received All State Honors included Sarah Angel,
Olivia Kuda, Ivy Hays, Olivia Schafer, Brooklynn Glasgow, Lydia Forbis, Rylee Rafferty, Adriana Woodson, andJocelyn Curtis.

“This year we had a great group of girls on and off the field for softball. We had nine players receive All State Honors for their hard work in the classroom. The team as a whole also received Academic All State Honors as well.” said Kody Asquith.